EXPERT COMMENT: The animal sounds in most nature documentaries are made by humans – here’s how they do it and why it matters
In this article originally written for The Conversation, Lecturer in Film Dr Damien Pollard discusses foley artists and their role in wildlife documentaries.
Solar physicist honoured by Royal Astronomical Society
Dr Andy Smith, a solar physicist at Northumbria University, has been honored by the Royal Astronomical Society for his work in using artificial intelligence to predict space weather. His models are used by the Met Office for space weather forecasts. Smith was awarded the Winton Award for his use of AI techniques to monitor and predict solar eruptions and their impact on Earth.
Award honours research on gendered experiences in engineering
A Civil Engineering graduate from Northumbria University has won the Rising Star – Contribution to Gender Diversity award at the 2023 Inspiring Women in Construction and Engineering Awards.
EXPERT COMMENT: Can golf courses help save the planet? Ask a herd of wild pigs
An Arizona golf course, so picture-perfect it was described as “the Imax of golf”, was wantonly trashed by intruders in the autumn of 2023. But no, this was not Just Stop Oil back for another round, nor the result of a disgruntled golfer. In fact, it was the work of a squadron of javelinas.
EXPERT COMMENT: The secret world of puddles
In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Mike Jeffries, Associate Professor of Ecology at Northumbria University discusses the conservation value of puddles which is still largely unappreciated.
Nursing scholar recognised for global impact at international conference
A leading nursing scholar at Northumbria University has received two awards for her globally impactful work on interprofessional collaboration.
Outstanding support for nursing students wins national award
Northumbria University has been nationally recognised for the exceptional support it provides for nursing students after winning a coveted Times Higher Education award.
Record funding boost enhances Northumbria’s global reputation for AI research and teaching
Northumbria University has been named as one of 12 Centres for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence as part of a major £117m funding announcement by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
The centres, based at 16 universities, will train the next generation of AI researchers and innovators, benefitting the UK’s economy and society. Doctoral students will specialise in areas such as AI for r
Northumbria welcomes High Commissioner for the Bahamas.
The High Commissioner for the Bahamas, Paul Andrew Gomez, has visited Northumbria University to discuss unlocking opportunities for Bahamian students to come and study at the University.
Safeguarding the health of astronauts at Northumbria University
Space health experts at Northumbria University have won a global competition that will enable them to explore blood flow restriction training among astronauts during spaceflight.
EXPERT COMMENT: Antarctic study proves glacier has undergone irreversible retreat – highlighting potential for widespread ice loss
In an article written for The Conversation*, both from Northumbria University, Hilmar Gudmundsson, Professor of Glaciology and Dr Brad Reed, Research Fellow in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, alongside Mattias Green, Professor in Physical Oceanography at Bangor University discuss developments in the activity of the Pine Island glacier in the west Antarctic ice sheet.
Northumbria rated First-Class for sustainability
Northumbria has retained its position as the highest ranked university in the North East for sustainability in the latest People and Planet University League Table.
Published annually, the People & Planet’s University League is the only comprehensive and independent league table of universities ranked by environmental and ethical performance. It is compiled by the UK’s largest student camp